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  • January

    USACE holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Caño Martín Peña’s Ecosystem Restoration Project in Puerto Rico

    San Juan, Puerto Rico., Jan. 31, 2023 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District and the “Corporación Proyecto ENLACE del Caño Martín Peña” hosted a ground-breaking ceremony marking the start of the ecosystem restoration project in the Caño Martín Peña residential area.
  • USACE Celebrates Completion of the Herbert Hoover Dike Restoration Project

    Clewiston, Fla. – Jan.25, 2023 --The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District celebrated the substantial completion of construction for the Herbert Hoover Restoration Project around Lake Okeechobee.
  • December

    Jacksonville Commander announces Lake Okeechobee Dry Season Strategy

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Dec. 28, 2022) During the height of hurricane emergency response efforts from Ian and Nicole, our decisions were easy to reduce immediate impacts. Now, the question of how to manage all the water in Lake Okeechobee is upon us, and the solution is not an easy one.
  • November

    Jacksonville District South Florida Operations prepares for Hurricane Nicole

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 9, 2022)– Bravo Zulu is an often-used Navy phrase that means “Good Job” or “Well Done.” As Hurricane Nicole makes its way toward Florida’s east coast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District South Florida Operations team prepares for a possible tropical storm or Category 1 hurricane and is securing facilities, providing information to boaters and campers on operational adjustments to navigation, recreation, and Lake Okeechobee operations to keep them safe.
  • October

    Thrash recognized as 2022 Women of Color STEM Rising Star

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Oct.12, 2022) – The Prestigious Women of Color STEM Awards recently recognized Tracye E. Thrash, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Budget Officer, from the Jacksonville District for 2022 Women of Color STEM Rising Star Award for Career Achievement.
  • September

    USACE delivers generators in support of Hurricane Fiona response in Puerto Rico

    (SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Sept. 21, 2022 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) successfully installed a 240 Kva generator provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at the Diagnostic Treatment Center of Guanica, Puerto Rico Sept. 21, providing sufficient temporary power to the facility until commercial power is restored.
  • Jacksonville District provides support in response to Hurricane Fiona

    (SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, Sept. 20, 2022) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has received FEMA Mission Assignments (MAs) for Regional Activation and Temporary Emergency Power in response to Hurricane Fiona. Under these MAs we have deployed a Temporary Emergency Power Planning and Response Team, Soldiers from the 249th Engineer Battalion, team leaders and assistant team leaders, as well as subject matter experts in logistics, temporary power, infrastructure assessment and debris. The Jacksonville District is coordinating with local, state and federal agencies on requirements and support in response to Hurricane Fiona.
  • August

    South Atlantic Division signs SACS Final Report

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division Commander, Brig. Gen. Jason E. Kelly, signed the Final Report of the South Atlantic Coastal Study during a virtual online ceremony on July 25. 2022.
  • July

    Hon. Gabe Camarillo gets overview of USACE Projects in Puerto Rico

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District Commander, Col. James L. Booth, (Middle) and Deputy District Commander, Antilles Area, Maj. Jesus Soto, (Left) provide the Under Secretary of The Army, Hon. Gabe Camarillo a command brief. (USACE photos by Mark Rankin)
  • USACE hosts Infrastructure representatives for tour of the Everglades

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District hosted Mitch Landrieu, White House Sr. Advisor and Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator, Jaime A. Pinkham, The Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida Lawmaker Pete Osceola Jr., and Everglades Foundation Chief Executive Officer Eric Eikenberg along with state, local leaders and key Everglades nonprofit partners for a project overview and tour inside the Everglades in Miami-Dade County, Florida, on July 21, 2022.
  • April

    Prevention Starts with You: USACE reinforces prevention as key to combating sexual assault

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Apr. 26, 2022) – In a perfect world, the conversation about sexual assault would never have to happen. Unfortunately, our world is far from perfect and sexual harassment, and assaults are still happening today. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has taken the stance and prioritized their Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) campaign focusing on and highlighting the fact that prevention starts with you.
  • Request for facility expansion support keeps Jacksonville District in forefront of pandemic fight

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Apr. 21, 2022) –Two years later, and still in the throes of a global pandemic, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District continues to be at the forefront of the COVID-19 fight.
  • February

    Jacksonville District restarts Western Everglades Restoration Project

    Jacksonville, Fla. (Feb. 24, 2022) –One of the few Everglades restoration projects located in Southwest Florida, the Western Everglades Restoration Project is back with an approved extension and a plan to complete the study in 2023.
  • January

    That's a wrap. Soto reflects on 36 years with the district as she readies for retirement

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Jan. 31, 2022) – Lucy Soto, Jacksonville District's Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, is wrapping up her more than 36-year career this week while looking forward to her retirement.
  • December

    Army Corps of Engineers temporarily closes St. Lucie Lock for major maintenance and repairs

    STUART, Fla. (Dec. 28, 2020) – After a year of planning, coordination and notification, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct a planned temporary closure of the St. Lucie Lock for major maintenance and repairs starting Jan. 4, 2022, with completion expected no later than March 31.
  • October

    U.S. Army Corps announces Chief’s Report signing for Pinellas County, Florida Coastal Storm Risk Management Study

    Jacksonville, Fla. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces that Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, commanding general, has signed the Chief’s Report for the the Pinellas County, Florida Coastal Storm Risk Management Study, recommending the project to Congress for approval. The project could be included in the next Water Resources Development Act. If approved, separate appropriations legislation would have to be passed to fund the construction of the project.
  • September

    Booth becomes 61st commander of Jacksonville District

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – (Sept. 9, 2021) – U.S. Army Col. James L. Booth took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District today during a change of command ceremony at the at the Terry Theater, Times Union Center, Jacksonville. He becomes the 61st commander of the district.
  • June

    Sarasota celebrates completion of Corps re-nourishment project at Lido Beach

    SARASOTA, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, Sarasota City officials and local beach lovers gathered to celebrate the completion of the district’s Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction project at Lido Beach May 27, 2021.
  • A Simple Device manages the Eco-scape

    Many of these whirling watercraft operators are piloting a new device that promises efficiency, efficacy, and most importantly accountability. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, biologist Jessica Fair and Keith Mangus, project manager at Applied Aquatic Management, took me out on the lake to explain how this small, inconspicuous device will revolutionize the management of invasive plants.
  • October

    Corps groundbreaking ceremony kicks off Everglades restoration construction projects

    MIAMI, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today for the Central Everglades Planning Project South, a project designed to restore more natural flows through the heart of the Everglades and improve water flows south to Everglades National Park.